This historic brick wall is an example of beautiful masonry architecture going to waste. The wall in these pictures was built over 100 years ago, it was well built then and still a lasting reminder of good architecture of the time. In recent decades though… Read More »Keep plants OUT of your mortar joints!
For historic masonry buildings, softer mortars are actually better. This sounds counterintuitive. Naturally a lot of people think that stronger is better. In most cases in building construction, that is true. However, when it comes to historic masonry, softer is actually better than stronger. Modern… Read More »Proper mortar is softer than modern mortar